2019 Annual Report on the State of Sustainable Public...

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The Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement (MCSP) released this 2019 Report on the State of Sustainable Public Procurement in Canada, which highlights national sustainable procurement trends, showcases member benchmarking and accomplishments, and features success stories from across the country.
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Literature Review Memo on SDGs and Procurement

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This memo is an analysis of the current landscape of available literature and tools that connect the SDGs and procurement. The scoping study explores the existing guidance, methods and tools that help procurement advance towards sustainability, identifies potential organizations and initiatives to partner with, and suggests methods to measure and communicate the sustainability impacts or outcomes of procurement.

SPP Index Methodology: SDG indicator 12.7.1

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UN Environment has developed a methodology for the measurement of SDG Target Indicator 12.7.1, which promotes "public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities”. The indicator should assess whether countries (i) have developed SPP policies and actions plans and (ii) are implementing them. The 12.7.1 methodology is aimed at national governments, guiding policy makers and practitioners.

Leveraging institutional food procurement for linking...

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Institutional food procurement programmes (IFPPs) refer to initiatives that are designed to link institutional demand for food to broader development objectives. In developing countries, IFPPs are increasingly viewed as approaches that facilitate the transformation of local food systems. This publication shares lessons from the Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), as well as Brazil’s National School Feeding Programme (PNAE) and the public

Procurement Guidelines: State Public Procurement Agency...

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An important factor in any sustainable acquisition is to reduce the negative impact upon environment of the product/service during their life-cycle. This guide aims to provide an analysis of the national framework, procedures of public acquisitions and best practices regarding to the possibility for public institutions to consider environmental aspects in public acquisitions and to deliver the results related to sustainable development to protect the environment.

Transforming tourism through sustainable procurement

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This publication aims to introduce the strategic role that sustainable procurement can play to transform tourism by scaling up the market of sustainable products and services in the sector, enabling the reduction of GHG emissions and the shift towards a more resilient, resource efficient development. The document intends to inform dialogues on how best to incorporate circularity and sustainability in procurement practices of tourism businesses and illustrate to which extend tourism professionals have already successfully done so. It is addressed to corporate buyers and business leaders in the tourism sector as well as policy makers. It has been developed as part of the United Nations Environment Programme work on sustainable consumption and production in the tourism value chain.
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Green Public Procurement in the Republic of Korea: A...

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The overall objective of the study is to present the Republic of Korea’s GPP impact measurement methodology, to compare it to others used by other public authorities internationally and to pilot a macro-economic analysis of the economic and environmental impacts of the Republic of Korea’s GPP policy in order to improve the approaches used by the government to estimate GPP impacts and benefits. Also, it provides guidance to governments reforming their GPP policies and measurement approaches.

Toward Sustainable Public Procurement - A Best Practice...

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Public spending represents as much as 14 percent of the GDP in the European Union. This level of expenditure presents a great opportunity for cities, states and agencies: Through their procurement practices, they can deliver a major impact on sustainability performance across the world, helping drive innovation and accelerating the transition toward a green economy.
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US EPA Recommendations of Product Environmental...

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The US EPA Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels - covering 20 product categories - leverage the US federal government's vast purchasing power to bring clarity to the market, promote environmentally sustainable products, and realize lifecycle cost savings. Moreover, the Recommendations increase market confidence in existing private sector initiatives that have demonstrated positive, measurable, and meaningful change in the environmental performance of products and services.
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Factsheets on sustainable public procurement in...

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The “Factsheets on Sustainable Public Procurement in national governments” is a supplement to the 2017 Global Review of Sustainable Public Procurement. It features 40 country factsheets that illustrate the current state of sustainable public procurement (SPP) policies, activities, programmes, and monitoring and evaluation systems in national governments around the world. The main research aim of the 2017 Global Review is to explore the progress made in terms of SPP in the past three years at a global scale, highlighting regional trends. This supplement completes this research effort by providing detailed information on the state of SPP in each of the countries that participated in the survey.
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Greening the Brick Sector in Bihar

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Bihar State Pollution Control Board and Development Alternatives jointly initiated a workshop on ‘Greening the Brick Sector in Bihar’ on Friday, 29th June, 2018 at Seminar Hall, Parivesh Bhawan, Patliputra, Patna. The discussions and dialogue focussed on the environmental impacts of the brick sector and the potential to mitigate these impacts through an inclusive economic strategy that supports economic growth needed to fuel development in the state.
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Asia Pacific GPPEL Training, Kuala Lumpur, 2015 -...

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This presentation authored by Mr.Farid Yaker (UN Environment) features the emerging landscape for SPP and UN Environment (formerly UNEP) SPP activities. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, co-organized by UN Environment and Green Purchasing Network Malaysia (GPNM), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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Asia Pacific GPPEL Training, Kuala Lumpur, 2015 -...

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This presentation authored by Ms.Bettina Heller (UN Environment) features the Ecolabelling practices outside the Asian region. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, co-organized by UN Environment and Green Purchasing Network Malaysia (GPNM), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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Asia Pacific GPPEL Training, Kuala Lumpur, 2015 -...

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This presentation authored by Mr.Chaiyod Bunyagidj features the GPP and Type 1 Ecolabeling in Thailand. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, co-organized by UN Environment and Green Purchasing Network Malaysia (GPNM), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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Asia Pacific GPPEL Training, Kuala Lumpur, 2015 -...

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This presentation authored by Ms.Ding Ling (CEC) features the GPP and Type 1 Ecolabeling in China. It is extracted from the Asia Pacific GPPEL high-level training workshop held in December 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, co-organized by UN Environment and Green Purchasing Network Malaysia (GPNM), in the framework of the “Strengthening the capacities and improving the knowledge on green public procurement and eco-labelling in the ASEAN+3 region” project.
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